A steam engine develops about 7.5 kW. A single 1mx2cm steam plasma tube develops 7.5 MW.
A weakness of the steam engine model was that all the power went through 1 set of wheels. So we had wheel slip issue s- and had to employ people to walk around tapping the wheels: this showed if there was a potentially fatal crack in the forging.
So we distribute the power – having one power car for every 4 carriages. We link them all up electrically – so if 1 power car fails, it will not matter.
Another weakness was discharging the steam from the chimney – throwing away 90% of the heat. Modern steam trains take off 2% of the power to run a Carnot heat pump.
This condenses the steam to 90oC water – allowing the water to be recycled. And recovering 85% of the 90% - 77.55 of the system energy.
Each power car has 2 0.5x2cm steam plasma tubes at 4 atmospheres. This gives some measure of redundancy.
So we get 5.8 MW of heat – 580 kW of electricity. A steam engine is only 10% efficient, so the train only developed 750 kW in total.
So it is looking like we will have too much power – we need to build one and size the kit.
So Each power car will develop 750 kW of power – with no CO2 of toxic radioactive waste.
1 H++e- ->n0 the Hs and electrons form neutrons
2 16O2++4n0 ->8H++6e1 the oxygen ions carry a positive charge in the plasma
3 H++rn0 ->Er3+L+X-ray
The same end products as the steam cycle – which does Molecular Nuclear Fusion: which is why a working steam cycle releases X-rays, produces He ions and massive heat
So we replace all the diesel electrics with stem electric – which out perform electric trains, but draw no mains current.
Today mains current produces CO2 and radioactive waste: the steam plasma is free clean heat.